Sound Design for Games

Sound Design for Games

This 10-lesson course is designed for students between the ages of 13 and 18 who want to learn how to create immersive soundscapes for video games. Students will learn how to use software and hardware tools to create sound effects, music, and dialogue that enhance the gaming experience. They’ll also get to work on real-world game projects, giving them the opportunity to see their work come to life in a fun and interactive way.

By the end of the sessions participants will be able to:

Define ‘sound design’ in the context of media production.
Describe the topic of music production and its applications.
Analyse ideas from multiple perspectives to develop a comprehensive understanding.
Create unique sounds using sound design principles.
Develop customised arrangements using design principles.
Identify the essential elements required in music production.
Apply sound design principles in a virtual environment.
Integrate various elements to develop a coherent world.
Evaluate and modify content to suit a specific audience.


Participants will attend a series of 10 x 2-hour sessions that will focus on the following :

Introduction to Audio and FX Units (Data storage and File Types)
Transposing, Fades, Automations, and Editing
Spatial Sounds (Utility, Reverbs, Widening, and Stereo Enhancements)
EQ and Ear Training
Layering & Processing
Conceptualizing Sounds
Mixing (Using Sends, Compression)
Looping & Arrangement
Exporting and Labelling
The Industry & Tools of the Trade (FMOD, Unity, Programming Basics)

Start Date: 18th April 2023
End Date: 20th June 2023
Session Schedule: Mondays 1700PM - 1900PM
Age: 13 - 18
Price: €250